Questions tagged [carboy]

A jug like container characterized by a narrow opening at its top. Often made from glass however plastic is becoming more popular. Used for primary and/or secondary fermentation and storage of beer, wine and/or meads.

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checking gravity during and after fermentation?

How could I pull out a little from my carboy to take gravity readings during fermentation? I tried to use a auto-siphon but it was a mess.
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Glass Carboy Drying Tips

Does anyone know of any tips to help a 5 gallon glass carboy dry faster? I have it in a bay window in the sun, upside down in a carboy drying rack. It is mostly dry in 24 hours but there is still ...
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Spotless Carboys

I've acquired a handful of different size carboys over the years and all of them are serviceable, but one has some deposits/staining inside. It's near the top of the vessel, a few inches down from ...
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How can I clean an old carboy?

I received a 5 gallon carboy that I want to use but it has some crud in the curve of the bottle. What's the best way to clean this off?
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Ported carboy vs. siphoning?

I'm considering purchasing a couple of these plastic ported carboys. From reading the description, it seems that I'd be able to rack directly into secondary and/or bottles without the need for ...
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Carboy dimensions

What are the dimensions of a 5.5 and 6 gallon standard glass carboy?

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